What we're about

Network After Five is part of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/), Chicago's largest social group. All our events have 60 - 120 people in attendance, most who are new to the city and many come solo. Find out why we have connected thousands. Be a member for as low as $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to most of our events for free!

"Peter - I want to say thank you. All my good friends and the love of my life, I have met through your events. Now I have a beautiful baby and it's all because of you!" - Jill

"Before I found out about your events, I stayed home and was a loner. Now I find myself being a social butterfly. My confidence level has never been higher. I've met so many friends and wonderful people. Thank you for what you have done!" - Sarah

"Peter, you probably don't remember me but I went to last year's Division Street Bar Crawl. I met this girl from Dubai and I had the week of my life. I just want to say thank you." - Tall young guy

The three above comments were made by our members. These are just three out of hundreds I have gotten over the last several years. It's hard to explain to people over a web page on why we're different and why I started this group in the first place. And to be honest, it's almost impossible to explain. I see so many comments on Meetup about how to meet people, on doing a "pre-meetup" before a meetup, on how to even show up at an event. It's because these people have never been to my events. And they think, accurately for the most part, that it's not just hard to meet people, but scary too. Who wouldn't be? But our meetups are not like any others. We're genuine, authentic and real. All our members are no different than other meetups that are disappointing but what makes us different is in our culture. We are an inclusive, friendly and social group. Why and how? Because we created this culture since our first meetup 4 years ago. And since then thousands have been to our events, thousands more have connected, hundreds have met their best friends and even over a dozen have gotten married. Yup, all this because of a passion to connect others. Read my two blogs and you will understand why I did all this: How It All Started (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/62-meet-people-chicago-how-it-all-started) and Creating a Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).

Now, creating all these events hundreds of them a year so we can connect thousands of Chicagoans take much effort and time. That's why for the most part we charge a small fee, usually $10 for our events for our hosting and organizing services as well as event expenses. Or if you want to save money, subscribe for just $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to our events at no extra charge. We hope you understand for a small amount we are able to change lives for the better.

So, don't worry about meeting people here. I guarantee you that you will have a good time and that you will meet interesting people. If you are still nervous (and it's okay) just direct message me and I will try my best to answer your questions.

-Peter Shen, Founder of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/)

Welcome to Network After Five (http://www.networkafterfive.com/). We specialize in networking social events for Chicago's professionals and entrepreneurs in or near downtown Chicago.

What make us different than other social networking events, is that our events besides being specific to your professional needs are fun social events as well. We do this by going to awesome venues and spaces, having ice-break introductions, and setting you up with like minded people. Plus our events are always hosted by a friendly professional host, where they will make sure to maximize the connections you'll make.

Join us and come to our events to see how we can help you further your goals while meeting awesome people at the same time.

Network After Five is a member of the MeetPeopleChicago.com (http://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/) community.

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June Networking Mixer at River North

Howl at the Moon Chicago

GET TICKETS HERE! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/mtt/228-happy-hour-at-river-north-2 It's time again to mix it up with professionals in downtown. Come to River North right after work, Thursday for a social mixer happy hour! Join fellow members and friends in a casual and fun environment. We're going to drink beer, wine or cocktails, however, you prefer, to meet, mingle and connect. We'll be at Howl at the Moon in River North. Howl at the Moon is a great place for after work Networking, Happy Hour or just a Great evening out! Happy Hour Details and Specials Free admission from 5-8pm Two $1.50 drink tickets $4 drinks until 10pm Complimentary appetizer buffet from 5-7pm Live music and dueling piano show! RSVP HERE! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/mtt/228-happy-hour-at-river-north-2 About Meet People Chicago - Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number one social party group - Find out why people have said they had the time of their lives with us - Great Opportunity to make some new friends in this awesome city - Enjoy the atmosphere at relaxed lounge & bar area As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our Facebook Fans to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. https://www.facebook.com/MeetPeopleChicago/ Special offer: Become a member for as low as $9.99 a month and go to our events free! See details here: https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

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May Networking Mixer at Clutch Bar

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